Gurdas Maan gets interim bail in hurting religious sentiments case
Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana High Court granted interim bail to Punjabi singer Gurdas Maan in a case of hurting religious sentiments, and issued a notice to the state government.
Gurdas Maan had approached the High Court seeking anticipatory bail in an alleged case of hurting religious sentiments after a Jalandhar court had dismissed his plea for the same.
The singer was booked under Section 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings) of the Indian Penal Code at Nakodar city police station in Jalandhar on August 26.
During a religious fair in Nakodar on August 24, Maan had described Ladi Shah of Dera Baba Murad Shah as a descendant of the third Sikh master, Guru Amar Das. When a social media campaign started against his statement, Maan uploaded a video on social media, offering an apology for his statement. However, an FIR was registered against him.
Maan is the chairman of the Dera Murad Shah Trust in Nakodar. The incident pertains to a religious programme organised at Dera Baba Murad Shah.